A thoughtful artist friend shared this gem this morning. It is a gentle reminder of my recent journey into "Passage" and thoughts of birth and death and the illusion in between.
"To be alive, fully human and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is be always in no-man's land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again.
Death is wanting to hold on to what you have and to have every experience confirm you and congratulate you and make you feel completely together. So even though we say the yama mara is fear of death, it's actually fear of life."
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.
“I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingertips along the edge of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me.”
~ HARUKI MURAKAMI
Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.
Making the journey from 2D to 3D with liberated abandoned farmhouse lace curtains and Irish photographs for upcoming exhibit at Galatea fine Art Gallery with co-artist Matthew J. Peake.
#Bennett #workinprogress #Tully #lacecurtains #AnotherTime #fineartphotography #exhibition #abandoned #CountyClare #Ireland #passage #spiritual #threshold #barrier #freewill #youarewhatyouthink
Is the human condition like the tumbleweed, this tossing, fringed, homeless host? Do we as a species, demonstrate complete and total openness to the facts of reality, as they are, without throwing a tantrum?
It is exhausting to be in a constant pursuit of a rooted grasp, a deep-rooted connection. So why do we do it?
Perhaps it is because we NEED to be connected despite the anger, depression, anxiety and the pain. It sure beats the alternative.
Fine Art of Photography 10th annual juried group exhibition
Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North Street
Dates: May 2 - June 13, 2020
(Exhibit will be hosted in online galleries due to Covid19)
#fineartphotography #exhibition #humanconditon #covid-19
An outtake from a shoot with model and Russian professor, Irina Gnedko
at Colt State Park in Bristol, Rhode Island. The pointe shoes were a nice touch among our fine feathered friends!
“The only important elements in any society are the artistic and the criminal, because they alone, by questioning the society’s values, can force it to change.”
~Samuel R. Delany #BOTD